Itinerary + Map

DECEMBER 23 Reykjavik
Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.
Stay at Hotel Klettur (3 star)

DECEMBER 24 (Christmas Eve) Reykjavik – Hvolsvöllur - Hella
At 09:00 meet your tour guide who shows the group the Christmas spirit of the capital and the Reykjanes Peninsula with its hot springs, mountains, moon-like landscape, bird cliffs, lighthouses and fishing villages. At the end of the day, enjoy a soak in the warm blue waters of the famous Blue Lagoon.

In the evening, celebrate Christmas the Icelandic way. Before dinner, join a guided bus tour to visit the Christmas lights in the villages of Hvolsvöllur and Hella. The traditional Christmas lights had their origins in the Middle Ages when people needed to keep the lights in their abodes during the Winter Solstice. In Iceland, the tradition finds its roots in the Pagan Old Norse beliefs when people would keep the fire alive inside the central pit of the Viking longhouses to keep the darkness of the Winter Solstice outside. Experience a 4-course festive dinner at Árhús Restaurant in Hella, a small village in South Iceland. Drink a toast of sparkling wine as you enjoy a real special Christmas Celebration. After dinner, step into the darkness to search for the Northern Lights. BD
Stay at Hotel Stracta (3 star)

DECEMBER 25 (Christmas Day) Hella / South Island - Eyjafjallajökull glacier - Skogafoss
Merry Christmas! Today you head along the South Coast and get out near the active volcano that is beneath the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. Stop at the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which plunges over the mountain. There’s a trail that goes behind the falling water and offers impressive views if you are prepared to get wet! Further east, visit one of Iceland’s finest folk museums. This museum contains an outstanding collection of farm and domestic artefacts typical of Iceland’s past, as well as turf-built houses. Nearby is Skógafoss waterfall which is 62 meters high and one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country.

In the afternoon the tour continues further south to explore the famous Black Lava Beach at Reynisfjara, observe the Cap of Dyrhólaey and the Reynisdrangar Sea Cliffs before visiting the charming village of Vík.

If the night is clear, you might be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the heavens in dramatic shapes, colours, patterns and sizes. B
Stay at Hotel Stracta (3 star)

DECEMBER 26 (Boxing Day) Hella - Golden Circle - Reykjavik
Explore classics today as you travel along the Golden Circle route. Start the day at the Geysir geothermal fields along with a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur “the Churn” which erupts at 5-10 minute intervals. Continue to Gullfoss, “the golden falls“, which is a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvítá river. Travel inland to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Return to Reykjavík for tonight's culinary treat at a traditional restaurant located downtown Reykjavík. BD
Stay at Hotel Klettur (3 star)

DECEMBER 27 Reykjavik
Your tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey. B

  • 3 star hotel accommodation
  • Christmas lights tour & Christmas celebration
  • Northern Lights program during two evenings
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • FLYBUS shuttle arrival and departure transfers
  • English-speaking Tour Manager/Driver
  • 4 breakfasts
  • A 4 course festive dinner on Christmas Eve
  • A traditional culinary dining experience in downtown Reykjavík
  • Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Blue Lagoon
  • The villages of Hvolsvöllur and Hella
  • The Eyjafjallajökull glacier
  • Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Skógafoss waterfall
  • Geysir geothermal fields
  • Thingvellir National Park


23 Dec 2022
Christmas Northern Lights Adventure
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)